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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Warren Room (Boalt 295) | UC Berkeley School of Law


UC Berkeley and UCLA Law held an evening event on energy efficiency retrofit finance at UC Berkeley Law on Thursday, September 21st.

As SB 350 (De Leon, 2015) requires California to double the energy efficiency of existing buildings by 2030, private sector investment will be critical to financing these energy retrofits. What metering technologies and new policies will be needed to unlock large-scale financing? Following up on our 2016 report, Powering the Savings, speakers focused on recent innovations, new policies, and promising success stories on metered energy efficiency that the state can build on to achieve these ambitious and necessary climate and energy goals.

Photos from this event are available here



 Refreshments & Opening Comments


Keynote Address

Commissioner Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission


Panel Presentations

Ethan Elkind (Moderator), Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

  • Jon Wellinghoff, former chair of  the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • Carmen Best, Independent Energy Efficiency Advisor
  • Cisco DeVries, Founder and CEO, Renew Financial Group LLC




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This event is generously sponsored by Bank of America as part of the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative.